Friday, April 25, 2008

rethinking EDSK

I think it's a suitably big understatement to admit that I'm not meeting my posting deadline on Every Developer Should Know.... In an attempt to address this and help me fit in a bunch of other stuff I'm trying to do, a bit of a restructure and reprioritisation is in order.
From an EDSK point of view I'm gonna start thinking more short term. I had long term plans to extend beyond tips that are generic to all developers and also include content more targeted to developers using specific technologies or targeting specific environments/platforms.
I had starting collecting references to relevant pieces on the web, but to help me focus on what I'm working on right now I'd stop. I also thought I'd post up the link so they don't go to waste.

Linux Developers should know:
Ten Commands Every Linux Developer Should Know

.NET Developers should know:
What Great .NET Developers Ought To Know
MSDN Webcast: What Every Developer Should Know About the .NET Framework, But May Have Missed Along the Way (Session 5) - Level 200
What Every Developer Should Know About the .NET Framework, but May Have Missed Along the Way
Visual Studio Add-Ins Every Developer Should Download Now
Ten Must-Have Tools Every Developer Should Download Now
.NET Framework General Reference - Design Guidelines for Class Library Developers
Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries
Database Developers should know:
... about normalisation. Not just how to do it but why.

Java Developer should know:
Ten Things Every Java Developer Should Know About Unix
Best Java book available
I've been using Java since 1995 and have owned this book since 2001 and it's the only Java text I still turn to. I recommend every Java developer, no matter what level you're at, read this book and read it again every year for the remainder of your career.

Ten Things Every Java Developer Should Know About Unix

PHP Developers should know:
10 Tips That Every PHP Newbie Should Know
10 Tips That Every PHP Developer Should Know, Part 2
make life as a PHP developer a whole lot easier

Web Developers should know:
8 Firefox Add-ons every Web Developer should know about!
Speed up your web pages with YSlow
Color Oracle takes the guesswork out of designing for color blindness by showing you in real time what people with common color vision impairments will see.
Advanced JavaScript Debugging Techniques
What Every Web Developer Should Know
... the differences between REST and SOAP.

Windows Developers should know:
... to avoid using the clipboard programmatically
Eight resources every developer should know about
... about COM
... about User Account Control (UAC)

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